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Digital Wilderness Paperback – July 25, 2014
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The new technology imagined in Digital Wilderness seems eerily similar to what exists today making the story frighteningly close to home. The characters and relationships are well drawn and believable. Both the plot and pace make F.L. Ciano's first novel a compelling and enjoyable read.Robert B. Lowe
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Ciano delivers an original and fast paced adventure. The characters are fully developed and gripping, the dialogue natural and captivating, and the scenery vivid. For an edge-of-your-seat experience, I highly recommend it!
If someone else has control of your mind, what's to stop them from using you like a puppet? In the case of Digital Wilderness, it's Edward Phillips with a little help from a special friend - Noc.
I really enjoyed this novel and found it to be well written, entertaining, and smooth.
While this is in the scifi category, I would easily recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good thriller, espionage, or technology-centric story.
Will definitely read more from this author
F. L. Ciano explores this important topic through a narrative that is engaging, technologically credible and socially plausible. In a classic Trojan Horse maneuver, the HADI (Human Augmentation Digital Interface) technology is introduced as something that will help humanity, while the corporations and government agencies who created it have a deeper and more sinister goal in mind. However, they are not all-powerful. Something unexpected happens with a potential to derail their plans.
In a world where man merges with the machine, our main characters manage to keep their humanity. I thoroughly enjoyed this fresh and timely take on the age old battle between good and evil.
Digital Wilderness is the best independent novel I’ve reviewed in some time, honestly, in terms of sci-fi books. Ciano is on to something, and he managed to reinvent an old literary theme completely, to the point where it feels brand new. And, it’s a relatively short read, compared to some others out there, and reads quickly the instant you get wrapped up in the plot.
Wilderness is a thoughtful take on the consequences of human augmentation, but it requires quite a bit reading before Mr. Ciano presents us with the more uncomfortable questions regarding the consequences of human/electronic interfaces, rogue AIs, and other considerations for a transhuman world. Even then, I was hoping for much more exploration than what we received.
Make no mistake, though, the author clearly understands what he's writing about and the cold execution of the antagonists' scheme rings eerily plausible as our world becomes increasingly reliant on 'smart' electronics. Digital Wilderness show us that our best hope in a time of crisis may one day not rest with soldiers or action heroes, but with one brilliant software engineer.